Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Brody's Second Birthday | Vancouver, WA Child Photographer

This little man just turned 2 this past fall. That is a seriously awesome milestone but he has even bigger things coming his way, he is going to be a big brother! I spent a good chunk of time chatting with this little guys mom during his session about my pregnancy, their future plans for another one and all of the fun photos that would entail. Little did she know, she was just beginning to grow another little life in her. This is seriously one of the best parts of my job, I love getting to be there for moments like this. It is such an incredibly thing to get to be a small part of other people's journeys. When I found out this sweet couple was expecting their second, I was thrilled! The fact that we had just been chatting about it made it so much more special to find out, I was truly ecstatic for these two. I can't wait to meet their new little man and watch him and his big brother grow throughout the years to come.
Enjoy some of the highlights from Brody's second birthday session! <3

 When you're a little man and your favorite thing is throwing rocks into the creek.

 He was dying to run through some mud puddles so by the end of his session none of us could say no to him. I think it was totally worth it!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Little Bit of Preparation Can Go A Long Way | Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

This winter has been the winter of the awake babies. Now, don't get me wrong, I love a sweet, alert, open eyed little one but the sleepers make my job so much easier.  Safety is always my priority when working with newborns and there are some poses that are simply not achievable in a safe way is babes are awake. This winter has been full of wrapping but this little gal finally changed all of that! When Grace and her mom arrived, mom was so excited. She had read through the prep guide she received before her session carefully and did everything she could to make sure we would get the most out of their time in the studio. Her work definitely paid off and Grace was already out hard and ready to go when they arrived. We were able to start immediately with some sweet naked setups on the beanbag and we got through all of them without any pees or poops. I had a feeling she had some business brewing so we opted for a diapered wrapped setup next. About 10 minutes in, she got a little fussy and then totally let loose. We got her all changed up and fed and she was ready to do some more naked setups in props. She seriously was one of the and easiest babies. She did manage to pee on my pink fuzzie right at the very end of her session but I walked away clean and dry, which honestly is rare win for me. Little baby Grace is proof that a little bit of preparation can go a long way! 
Please enjoy some of the highlights from baby Grace's session <3